PAEA conducts several annual research initiatives and surveys of member programs, faculty, and students. Our goals are to learn more about the issues facing PA education and the profession, to support PA programs and decision-makers with the best data, and to empower PA researchers. The data we collect are also available to members for use in benchmarking, self-studies, and research.
Curriculum Report 6 – Prerequisites
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Program Survey and Reports
PAEA’s longest-running research endeavor collects information about program operations, program and student financial information, student and faculty characteristics, and more.
Faculty & Directors Survey and Reports
This report informs the association and our member programs about employment trends that may affect recruitment and retention of PA faculty and directors.
Curriculum Survey and Reports
This survey is administered in three parts that rotate annually and correspond to the major phases of PA school: the prerequisites/admissions phase, the didactic phase, and the clinical phase.
Student Survey and Reports
This survey collects rich data from matriculating and graduating students to learn more about reasons for choosing the profession, satisfaction with programs, future practice plans, and more.
Research in PAEA’s Member Community
Access all things research and network with others interested in research and publishing in our community.
Digital Learning Hub Research Channel
Visit our Research Channel in the Digital Learning Hub to access resources on writing and publishing, survey design, statistics, and more.
Member Surveys & Research PLC
A dedicated community for the dissemination of member surveys and research (log-in required).
Reports and Instruments
All reports – past and present – and survey instruments – for members only – are available in the Digital Learning Hub.